transphobia

Graham Linehan joined a queer women’s dating app to share trans people’s profiles. It backfired, badly

A dating app for women and queer people has been forced to clarify that trans women are welcome after Graham Linehan set up an account and shared images of users’ profiles. 704 more words

Graham Linehan joined a queer women’s dating app to share trans people’s profiles. It backfired, badly — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

This happened just yesterday, but outside of Twitter and LGBT publications it just feels like no-one is talking about it, and they should. A predatory man is going around outing and shaming women, and far FAR too many people are cheering him on. It’s disgusting.

How Harry Potter Fans Are Coping With J.K. Rowling — LauraKBuzz.com

https://www.ign.com/articles/how-harry-potter-fans-are-coping-with-jk-rowling

Way back in september last year, I got asked by IGN to help them with an article about J.K. Rowling and how her transphobia has impacted both trans people, and the wider Harry Potter fandom. It took a lot of work consulting on the text and images, but I am glad to finally see […]

How Harry Potter Fans Are Coping With J.K. Rowling — LauraKBuzz.com

This article is very much worth reading, especially if you (like me) are wondering what the hell to do with all the Harry Potter stuff you bought as a teen.

Trans activist Chaz Bono loved Harry Potter so much he got a tattoo, before JK Rowling’s ‘dangerous’ outbursts — Quiz Category

Chaz Bono has spoken about being a transgender Harry Potter fanatic and dealing with JK Rowling’s “dangerous” beliefs. The prominent trans activist, son of Cher and Sonny Bono, revealed in a podcast interview that he was a huge Harry Potter fan before Rowling’s repeated trans outbursts – and got large tattoos of an eagle, lion…

Trans activist Chaz Bono loved Harry Potter so much he got a tattoo, before JK Rowling’s ‘dangerous’ outbursts — Quiz Category

“When the person who writes your favourite series of books about oppressed people decides to start oppressing you, it’s very strange, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s hard to wrap your head around.

“On a personal note, it’s just sucked. But, politically, it’s dangerous, because I don’t think people realise that she’s just regurgitating the same debunked things that people have been saying about us for 30 years.

“It’s just wrapped up in a new package with, you know, a zillion Twitter followers.”

An Interesting Detail I Am Passing Along For No Reason

So! JK Rowling decided yesterday that now was a great time to continue being transphobic, now much more loudly and smugly. But…

Remember that Black Lives Matter statement from Niantic I posted yesterday? Here is part of it:

We’ll be donating $100,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute and doing an employee match of up to $50,000. Black trans people continue to be killed at higher rates than Black cis people and non-Black LGBTQ+ people. In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and of Pride Month, the Diversity and Inclusion team and the executive leadership team believe this donation is the right thing to do to support those who are most vulnerable to police brutality and other systems of oppression.

I know Niantic as the Pokemon Go creators but they also happen to be the people behind Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It’s partly because of that Niantic are in a position to donate that $100,000. J.K. Rowling’s characters are currently directly benefiting the people she wishes to oppress!

I can’t think of a better poetic justice for her.

Black trans man shot dead by white cop in Florida’s third fatal police shooting in two months — Quiz Category

Tony McDade, a Black trans man, was shot and killed by what is Florida’s third fatal police shooting in two months. On Wednesday (May 27), Tony McDade was shot and killed by a white police officer in Tallahassee, north Florida. Local news, which along with the Florida Police Department initially misgendered McDade, reported that he…

Black trans man shot dead by white cop in Florida’s third fatal police shooting in two months — Quiz Category

Another incident, so close on the heels of the last one. And these are just the ones we know about.

We are cisgender women who are allies to the transgender community — To Liz Truss

Women & equalities minister Liz Truss’ recent announcement of her intentions for the transgender community has us deeply concerned. We are calling on all cisgender women who are allies to the transgender community to sign an open letter to her to let it be known that we do not need protecting from transgender people. “Lizz […]

We are cisgender women who are allies to the transgender community — To Liz Truss

This is very important – if you’re in the UK, are a cisgender woman and are horrified by the country’s attitudes towards trans people (really, you should be by this point…) here’s a letter you can sign.

We guess JK Rowling has had another ‘middle-aged moment’, because she’s been caught liking hideously transphobic tweets again — Quiz Category

JK Rowling has been criticised for appearing to like anti-transgender tweets targeting a trans woman who has faced years of bullying online. The author upset many childhood fans of Harry Potter in December by tweeting her support for a woman who was fired for anti-transgender views, and in March before that by appearing to like…

We guess JK Rowling has had another ‘middle-aged moment’, because she’s been caught liking hideously transphobic tweets again — Quiz Category

In 2002ish I was writing letters to JK Rowling hoping she’d reply. I loved her so much. We had a lot in common anyway (MS had affected both our families, we had extensive imaginary worlds…) and I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.

I don’t anymore.

Angry about transphobia today? Here are some things you can do with that rage — PinkNews

I’m sick and tired of being told that trans people are a threat to women, girls and feminism. And I’m sick and tired of not being able to call this out for what it is: transphobia. And after yet another newspaper article about how the struggle for transgender rights is “silencing women” – published, unironically, by…

Angry about transphobia today? Here are some things you can do with that rage — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

It was the Guardian. Course it was the Guardian.

(Don’t buy the Guardian.)

Obnoxious thief steals church display honouring murdered trans people: ‘God saw you – and so did our cameras’

A reverend in Ohio revealed a thief has stolen part of his church display honouring the trans people who were killed in 2019. St Peter’s United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Ohio, describes itself as a “100 per cent hate free zone”. According to its website, the church welcomes everyone into its community “no matter…

Obnoxious thief steals church display honouring murdered trans people: ‘God saw you – and so did our cameras’ — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

“Once the ground is softer we will have permanent flag poles installed and pride flags will wave 20 feet in the air. When you go low we will go high.”

That might just be the best use of that quote I’ve seen to date.